HVTC Skills Centre

Donaldson Coal
"Donaldson Coal’s relationship as a host employer with HVTC commenced in 2009 and has developed into a partnership that is going from strength to strength. We utilise their knowledge and expertise in the areas of apprentice employment and development.
Along with the trade aptitude of our apprentices increasing, it is extremely pleasing to see the influence HVTC has had on the apprentices’ personal development. The training provided to our apprentices is specialised to suit the needs of the coal mining industry and in particular Donaldson Coal’s specific requirements.
HVTC Hunter (GTO) provides ongoing assistance and mentoring for Donaldson Coal and our apprentices and their support is invaluable. Donaldson Coal looks forward to continuing a long and successful partnership with HVTC."
Ronald Griffiths, Programme Coordinator

Eraring Energy
"Completing my traineeship with HVTC is the best career choice I have made. As well as the opportunity of gaining formal qualifications whilst being part of the workplace, I was given the exposure, understanding and encouragement to further develop career goals for my future. I would recommend a traineeship with HVTC to anyone who was looking for a supportive learning environment to develop themselves and their career aspirations."
Stephanie Winn, Trainee

WDS Engineering
"Over the four years of my fitting and machining apprenticeship I gained hands on skills, acquired technical thinking, learnt how to trouble shoot and built some great relationships. I found the six months intensive host training at HVTC’s Skills Centre beneficial. I believe you get out of the apprenticeship what you put into it.”
Ben Whaler, Apprentice

Ansaldo STS
"Ansaldo has worked along with HVTC for a number of years on a very professional basis. The apprentices we have working at Ansaldo are of a very high standard and when their time is completed, they have gone forward and become very successful in their future profession. HVTC is a great way for young or mature apprentices to start their new career."
Mark Bloor, Factory Manager

Blue Peacock Health
“HVTC incorporates a Better Living Program for its apprentices to give them valuable education and tools to assist them better look after their health. Blue Peacock Health is committed to delivering customised health coaching solutions for individuals and organisations to facilitate health and wellbeing. Blue Peacock Health has enjoyed delivering regular apprentice health workshops for HVTC Better Living Program since early 2009. The apprentices have enjoyed focusing on the health areas most important to them, whilst learning more about how to take care of their health both at home and at work. HVTC has always been professional, respectful and friendly with all business communications and I look forward to our ongoing business relationship.”
Debra White


HVTC Northern Rivers

Warren Simmons Panel and Paint
"We took on two school-based apprentices from HVTC and were delighted with the boys and the service provided by the team. Luke started as a panel beater and Tim as a mechanic, and both showed amazing potential, dedication and willingness to learn. We were so impressed that we signed them both up as full time apprentices. Our decision to work with HVTC and to put on school-based apprentices has proven to be an easy and affordable way to boost our business."
Warren Simmons, Owner

Baptist Community Services
"Baptist Community Services, Maranoa Lismore has taken on school-based trainees from HVTC for more than five years now and we couldn’t be happier with the arrangement. HVTC understands our business requirements and always manages to find the right person for the job. All of the school-based apprentices who have worked with us have been respectful, eager to learn and wonderful additions to our working team. Over the years it has been wonderful to watch our trainees grow with experience and confidence as they assist us to provide outstanding care to our residents."
Rita Field

Taste @ 8 Lismore

"Taste @ 8 opened its doors 1st November 2011. Since that date we have had two great hospitality trainees and are about to employ another one next month. I have found hosting trainees through HVTC has been heaps cheaper and makes it still affordable through the tough times. They have made my life so much easier and the friendly staff are always available when I need them."
Debbie Pickering, Owner

South Coast Lawns Banora
"After experiencing a not so good situation with another training organisation, thanks to HVTC they have restored our faith in Group Training. The friendly and reliable staff at HVTC are always there when we have any questions and are prompt to solve any problems we may have. South Coast Lawns now have two trainees and recommend to any other business that has room for a trainee of 25 hours plus to look at HVTC. We know by being a host and not the employer in this economy we are playing it safe whilst giving two young local boys a career opportunity. Thank you HVTC."
Garry Coughran, Owner

Melvonia Ord
"I started my traineeship in administration with GNAC – Githabul Nation Aboriginal Corporation in March 2011 and I really love my work because I am working with my people. Thanks to HVTC I’ve got a job to wake up to each morning. I’ve been well supported by my field officer who comes out to my workplace and sees how I’m going."
Melvonia Ord, Administration Trainee


HVTC North Coast

Nolan and Partners
“HVTC provided training for our property officer Lana Richardson in helping her attain her certificate III in Real Estate. During this time we were thoroughly impressed with the level of communication and attention to detail at all times. Lana has now completed her course and become a highly skilled and valuable member of our team. Thank you to all at HVTC and I would have no hesitation in using your services again.”
Scott Nolan, Principal / Licensed Real Estate Agent

Temika Wright

“Doing my traineeship through HVTC was a great opportunity for me to gain the experience to pursue a career in what I am so passionate about.”
Temika Wright, Lifeguard


HVTC Mid Coast

Bale Engineering
“Bale Engineering has been utilising the services of HVTC since February 1995. We have found HVTC to be exemplary in the level of service they provide and always available if we have any queries in regards to apprenticeship employment issues and concerns. Because of this close association we have been able to concentrate on the hands on training of the apprentices whilst HVTC looks after all the administration and training issues. We have found them to be professional to deal with and they provide a speedy resolution to any problems. I would highly recommend HVTC to other companies wishing to employ apprentices and trainees."
Robert Bale, Director

Better Homes
“HVTC provides a consistent and reliable service to Better Homes, effectively managing the employment and administration of our apprentices and trainees. Since our first meeting over ten years ago the team has always been extremely helpful in not only providing a great hassle free service, but also guiding and encouraging our apprentices in their ongoing development. The HVTC team goes above and beyond what’s expected of them."
John Heagney


HVTC Hunter

Centennial Coal
"With over 30 years' experience HVTC has been delivering quality trainees and apprentices, supported by world class training and mentoring, ensuring our young people have the ideal platform for a successful career. Our long-term partnership with HVTC is based on their demonstrated commitment and ability to attract, train and retain the right young people for our business."
John Edwards, Group Human Resources Manager

"Our long-term partnership with the HVTC has ensured our continued commitment to investing in attracting and training the right young people for our business."
Katie Brassil, General Manager - External Affairs

Newcastle Newspapers
"Newcastle Newspapers has been finding high quality business administration trainees through HVTC for more than a decade. Their service is excellent and they are passionate about finding the right person for the job. Some of our top trainees have progressed to develop their careers in other areas of the organisation including executive support and our newsroom. We have found our long-term relationship with HVTC to be highly professional and productive for our business."
Jason King, General Manager

Hunter Business Chamber
"The value of well trained employees is immeasurable to businesses. Hunter Business Chamber members have long appreciated and benefited from the employment and training opportunities provided by HVTC, a market leader in this field and a highly valued member of the Chamber."
Kristen Keegan, Chief Executive Officer

Beilby OPRA Consulting Group
"Beilby Consulting, one of ANZ’s largest Organisational Psychology Consultancies, has a valued partnership with HVTC. Being Australia’s oldest GTO and one of the largest, HVTC faces many inherent challenges, particularly from a safety and apprentice talent management perspective. The organisation has revolutionised its recruitment and selection process and now have one of the most sophisticated human resource management systems of any Australian GTO."
Ben Hainsworth

Soldiers Point Bowling Club
“I began my apprenticeship with HVTC in 2007. When I completed my training at Soldiers Point Bowling Club I was offered and accepted a full-time job. During my time I was awarded the Green Keeping - Horticulture (Turf) Certificate III Apprentice of the Year at the 2011 Hunter Region Apprentice and Trainee Awards (HRATA), where I went on to become a finalist for the Hunter Apprentice of the Year. My achievements were well recognised and HVTC gave me all the support I needed during my apprenticeship.”
Jack Hoswell , former Apprentice Green Keeper
“Soldiers Point Bowling Club has been a host employer for apprentices from HVTC since 1995. We have found Hunter-V-Tec to be very reliable, approachable and easy to deal with. Their staff members are always willing to assist with any concerns or issues and their recruitment services provided high standard candidates. Their reliable pre-employment testing allowed us to interview and select the best applicant for our needs making the whole process very easy and efficient. I highly recommend HVTC’s services to any company interested in becoming a host employer.”
Simon Lack, Secretary Manager

Origin Energy
“Origin Energy is proud to be associated with the team from HVTC. As a host employer, we greatly value the working partnership, support and assistance they provide year after year in the recruitment and development of trainees. HVTC always delivers the right trainee for the job and efficiently manages the whole process, allowing us to focus on our core business.”
Sue Birdsall

Tradecore Industries
"We have found HVTC to be supportive to all our requirements and to the needs of the apprentices in our employment. They are always professional in the execution of administration. HVTC has provided us with quality apprentices whom we have developed a great rapport with."

VLI Drilling
“I have found HVTC more than willing to provide me with all assistance I’ve needed throughout my traineeship. The team has supported me from day one and is always there for me to rely on.”
Blayne Baker, Trainee


HVTC Sydney

Viva Living Homes
"HVTC has provided us with competent and professional apprentices and removed the usual hassles of paperwork associated with them. For us this has been a great combination."
Sam Vivers, Director

Laser Press and Stainless Metal Craft
"Stainless Metal Craft (Aust) Pty Ltd has been a host employer of HVTC Sydney apprentices for over 20 years; currently with one office administration trainee, two school based apprentices and five other apprentices at various stages of Engineering Fabrication Trade Training. HVTC manages all the day to day administration and documentation, which is only getting more involved with each passing year.
The local staff here at Penrith know our business and our needs, and are always on the lookout for another keen young go-getter to bring around and introduce us to. I wouldn’t employ an apprentice any other way!"
Tristan Opie, Managing Director

Sutherland Shire Council
“Sutherland Shire Council is committed to training and up-skilling local young people and our organisation has been impressed with the high quality and calibre of the apprentices and trainees provided by HVTC. We put this down to their recruitment processes and the ongoing mentoring and monitoring. HVTC is currently the preferred provider of apprentices and trainees for Sutherland Shire Council.”
Peter Evans, Personnel Manager

“HVTC has placed been placing apprentices and trainees at ANSTO since November 2007 and their service has always been second to none. We host HVTC apprentices in Electrical, Engineering (Mechanical and Light Fabrication), as well as trainees in Business and Information Technology. HVTC takes the leg work out of hiring apprentices and trainees. They organise all of the training paperwork and work with us to ensure we get the best out of each candidate.”
Megan Lusty-Evans, Pathway Programs Consultant HR


HVTC Illawarra

"HVTC contribute significantly to the success of the BlueScope apprentice program. HVTC play a key role in identifying the right apprentice for our business and cover all the administrative processes required during the apprenticeship. The HVTC team on the ground at BlueScope are an excellent support to our apprentices, they track learning progress on the job and at TAFE and make sure our apprentices are well looked after and successful in the program."
Deanne Howard, Manager People, Manufacturing

Klondu and Hamar
"Klondu and Hamar NSW have been using HVTC for 15 years and the association has proven to be invaluable to our company. HVTC‘s professional manner and proactive approach to managing apprentices hosted at our workplace provides our team with a reliable partner, sharing similar values and goals to our organisation. This allows us to concentrate on our business. Having a single point of contact for our two separate operations means we have one person who understands our business needs providing much needed continuity to us as the client.
In my dealings with HVTC, I have been impressed by the genuine interest in the welfare and progress of each and every apprentice, creating a ‘family’ feel to the organisation as a whole. Through a combination of all of these traits, backed by highly competent personnel, we believe HVTC delivers a service unmatched by others within the industry."
Phil Panozzo

City Finance
"City Finance has been using HVTC for three years and we have been delighted with the high level of service and professionalism we have experienced. The process HVTC uses to match the right trainee to our needs is very thorough, while still allowing us to make the ultimate decision between a few chosen candidates, so we can get the right fit for our organisation.
The management of the trainee and all the administrative matters surrounding them is seamless and professional. Initially we thought it may be daunting to put on a trainee, but once we contacted HVTC, they handled everything and we were able to sit back and concentrate on training our trainee. Having a trainee in our organisation has been very successful for us. We have been able to take advantage of the substantial savings in costs while they are completing their qualifications, and then been able to offer them a position within our company, knowing that they are qualified and suitable for the position.
We have been extremely pleased with all our dealings with HVTC and have no hesitation recommending them to any organisations looking for trainees or apprentices for their workplace."


HVTC Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven Water
"Shoalhaven Water’s relationship as a host employer with HVTC commenced in 2009 as part of our long term workforce planning strategy as well as providing employment opportunities for the youth of the Shoalhaven area. This relationship has continued to grow and develop and the employment of trainees and apprentices are now part of our culture. The training provided to our apprentices is specialised to suit the needs of the water industry and in particular Shoalhaven Water’s specific requirements and many of our trainees and apprentices obtain permanent employment with us.

Along with the industry and trade aptitude of our trainees and apprentices increasing, it is extremely pleasing to see the influence HVTC has had on the trainees’ and apprentices’ personal development.
We have found HVTC to provide a high level of service and are always available in regards to issues or concerns. Because of this close association we have been able to concentrate on the ‘hands-on-training’ of the apprentices whilst HVTC looks after all the administration and training issues. We have found HVTC professional to deal with and they work closely with us to resolve any problems."
Rick Murphy, Resources and Planning Co-Ordinator

Greg Sleigh Builder
“My dealings with HVTC have been problem free and the staff are always professional in the process of supplying me with an apprentice without the hassle and time I would have to spend if I had him on wages myself. I have one weekly invoice to worry about and HVTC looks after the rest of the administration. They do regular site visits to monitor safety and any issues the apprentice or myself might have. The system works well, with no stress.”
Greg Sleigh

Silcar Australian Paper
“HVTC has been recruiting and managing quality apprentices for Silcar for approximately eight years, and we have formed a very successful business relationship. In this time HVTC has demonstrated a very strong safety focus. This has resulted in zero lost time injuries, with HVTC apprentices adopting a strong OHS culture. HVTC provided monitoring and mentoring to the apprentices on a three monthly basis. This allows open communication between all parties including management, supervisors and apprentices and has greatly contributed to the successful completion of all the apprentices. I recommend them without hesitation and, if given the opportunity, will contact them again for future work.”
David Harries


HVTC Southern Tablelands

Upper Lachlan Shire Council
"Upper Lachlan has used the services provided by HVTC with outstanding results. Over the last six years, Upper Lachlan Shire Council has hosted apprentices undertaking studies in Horticulture and Heavy Vehicle Automotive, and trainees undertaking studies in Civil Construction. All apprentices and trainees have completed their courses gaining the appropriate qualification. In several instances the apprentice or trainee has gone on to gain full-time employment with Upper Lachlan when a position has become available. The processes undertaken by HVTC to find suitable candidates for Council works well, with all applicants being of an exceptionally high quality. Upper Lachlan Shire Council will continue to use the services of HVTC and is happy to recommend them to any future host employers."
JK Bell, General Manager

Goulburn Mulwaree Council
"HVTC Southern Tablelands has been supplying Goulburn Mulwaree Council with skilled and personable trainees since 2006. The staff at HVTC are highly trained, motivated, efficient and flexible in ensuring that Council finds suitable staff that fit into the organisation. With the help of HVTC, Council is able to choose from a high quality number of candidates, thus saving time and effort in the recruitment process. We have found that the staff are always approachable and ready to provide assistance when required. Feedback from trainees has been positive and appreciative. We look forward to continuing to work with HVTC and are happy to recommend their services.”
Nicole Smith, Human Resources Officer

"HVTC Southern Tablelands, in conjunction with Goulburn Mulwaree Council, has been extremely supportive over the past year. Both employers have provided an exceptional level of training and assistance. Undertaking this Business Administration course has helped me develop my professional, interpersonal and organisational skills. I not only use these skills in the workplace daily but also to assist fellow colleagues. My traineeship has been at the forefront of my working career and the foundation for future endeavours. I would highly recommend HVTC and Goulburn Mulwaree Council, to anyone looking to enter the workforce but still wanting to earn while they learn."
Hayley Chapman, Customer Service Trainee

Allens Training
"Allens Training is proud to have been associated with HVTC for the past 10 years. Our long-term partnership has seen several trainees join our team, all of which have been of an extremely high standard thanks to HVTC’s dedication and commitment to providing the right trainee for the job. The ongoing support, attention and guidance given to both the trainee and host employer has always been of the highest standard and priority, continually going above and beyond to meet our needs. We would only be too happy to recommend the services of HVTC to anyone considering becoming a host employer."
Brooke Stephenson, Allens Training

Divalls Earthmoving Bulk Haulage
"HVTC has always given all parties their unlimited support and attention."
Andy Divall